Landlords Market in Sacramento Area – Bad News If You Are a Renter…!

Rents Are Up “Big Time”…So Start Your Search Early ..!

 

If you’re a Landlord/Investor in the Sacramento Area and recently tried to lease or rent up an apartment you were probably shocked at the responses.  Old news to us in the Residential Investment and Property Management business.rental search

Rents are up so much in the Sacramento Area and supply so low,  if you’re a person looking to rent, you’d better start your search very early and have any credit issues resolved first, because it is a “landlords market”.

You may not have heard but Landlords and Property Managers are experiencing “multiple” applications for just about every unit that comes up.

It doesn’t matter what kind of property we’re talking about either.   Our Property Management company has so many people seeking a Home/Apartment to rent that we have set  up a  “showing/viewing” schedule each week posted on the website instead of making specific appointment times when prospective tenants call.

On most occasions now days we have several prospective tenants come to those showings and many of them will bring a completed application as well.

This kind of Landlord’s market will make most investors smile.   So if you are thinking of getting into the Residential Investment market, this is a great time.   No one seems to know when the rise in Rental Rates will stop because there’s a lack of supply.

With an improving economy with lots of jobs and a lack of supply,  even paying more for the investment won’t necessarily be a bad thing.

Call me at 916-203-1260 or drop a note to favinger@rwnetwork.com and we’ll see if we can’t place you into an investment that works for you.

Now… If you are a prospective tenant with good income…?  May I suggest you think about buying because it will be better for you in the long term.    Call me and we’ll see if we can’t get you “pre-qualified” with the various loan programs that are available to you.

In the mean time…?

Make it a Great Day..!

Ed Favinger, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR, CDPE     favinger@rwnetwork.com   916-203-1260

 

Sacramento Bank Owned Duplex For Sale – New On The Market…!

Sacramento Duplexes For Sale are Hot Now…

Hey check out this Sacramento Duplex for sale that just appeared on the market.   When I see a Bank Owned/REO foreclosure Duplex like this,  I know this one will be sold “as is” and that may concern some investors.

This Duplex does need some work, however it’s been updated some and I think it’s just been neglected.

I think you will find this Duplex will be a great investment if you’re looking to invest in the Sacramento Area.

I toured this today and have a Video below.

I also have a “Proforma Cash Flow Analysis” for your review of this Duplex by CLICKING HERE.

Let me know what you think.   We also manage a Duplex just down the street, so we know the area and the potential income you can get from this Bank Owned Duplex.

In the mean time…?

Make it a Great Day…!

Ed Favinger, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR, CDPE

 

Quick Market Update – Sacramento Duplexes for sale

Multiple Offers Still Going On…

I had the opportunity of working with a couple of investors that made offers on a couple of Duplexes for sale in our region.   One of the Duplexes for sale was at 4932&4934 Saddlerock, Sacramento and the other Duplex for sale was located at 2641 Capitales, Rancho Cordova.

In both instances the Sellers received “multiple offers”.   The buyer on the Saddlerock Duplex actually made an offer well  over list price but didn’t get in 1st position.  However, they were later able to get into escrow with this property after the Buyer with the top offer withdrew from the deal.

Sometimes the 1st offer in doesn’t complete the deal.

The other Duplex for sale on Capitales had 5 offers and we wound up on top with that one.  Interestingly in that deal the Listing agent told me that out of the 5 offers, 3 of them were prospective “owner occupied” purchases.   I think you’ll see as prices of single family homes go up, folks will turn to this option, live in one side and rent the other.

In both cases we  were required to have a Lender Pre-approval letter and Proof of Funds.   Proof funds is important because if you are going to compete with “cash offers”, you have to show you can pay the difference if the appraisal doesn’t come in at the Sale Price of your offer.

So if you’re thinking of Selling, Buying/Investing get in while the rates are still low and don’t be disappointed if you don’t get the first deal you make an offer on.

In the mean time…?

Make it a Great Day..!

Ed Favinger, Broker CRS, GRI, SFR, CDPE  916-203-1260   favinger@rwnetwork.com

Is It a Good Idea to Purchase a Home Protection Plan for Sacramento Duplexes and Four-plex Investment Properties.

Buying A Sacramento Duplex or Four-Plex…?  It’s Absolutely a Good Idea to Insure At Least The Air Conditioning…But Don’t Rely on Them for Everything…

Recently our Property Management Company, Haven Properties, experienced what we would call some “bad service” from a Home Protection Plan company that has been around for a long time.

The tenant of a Duplex called a Service Request in for a stopped up and leaky toilet on Monday the 26th.  shutterstock_195491885 The owner had purchased a Home Protection Plan to help mitigate any expensive repairs that might occur during ownership.

Property Management had the account number, made the service request to the Home Protection Plan Representative,  gave the contact information to them and made arrangements to pay the “deductible”.

It all went smoothly except they didn’t get out there for over 48 hours to fix the toilet.   How would you like it if that was your problem for almost 3 days…?

As a result of this incident we’ve decided if a Home Protection Plan is giving out poor service as was this case, then you as a Landlord will have to take action in my opinion.

Remember, plumbing issues are not something you can really put off.   Now I know it might cost you more because of the “in-action” of the Home Protection Plan,  you’ll have a very happy tenant in the end.

Let me know what you think…?

Don’t Forget…We Specialize in Duplexes and Four-Plexes for Sale in the Sacramento Area.   Need Property Management..?   Check us out at HavenRents.com

In the Mean Time…?

Make it a Great Day…!

Ed Favinger, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR, CDPE

916-203-12260

 

Want Higher Rents in Your Sacramento Area Duplex…?

 Higher Rents Will Boost the Sales Price When You Sell

I profiled a Duplex for sale located at 2719 & 2721 Bravado, Rancho Cordova in an recent Blog Post dated August 22.

Well here’s the here’s the update…!

After 52 days on the market starting at $259,000 it’s still for sale and they have lowered the price to $240,000.   The current rents for this Duplex for sale are at $850 and $900 for a 2 bedroom 1 bath unit on each side with a 1 car garage.

When I wrote about it originally a month ago our Property Management Company was in the process of helping one of our investors complete some landscaping repair and enhancement to his Tri-Plex directly across the street at 2720-2722-2724 Bravado.

Below is this video of the Tri-Plex landscaping work that was completed.  Before and After.

 

Now…I think you’d have to conclude curb appeal does help you get higher rents and therefore a higher sale price.

Because,  when we completed this work, we gave all the tenants a rent raise notice.   We increased the total monthly rent another $300.  Not one of them wants to move.  Their average is $1000 per month and they are smaller units than the Duplex.

This Duplex owner could have done this work a year or two ago and had higher rents all along.   It probably would have sold for near his asking price or maybe more, but he didn’t.

I think this could be the right deal for the Investor who wants to “add value” to an investment.    You increase not just the value when you do, you then are a contributing part of a neighborhood with “pride of ownership”.  You will get a much higher return in the long run and feel good about owning a nice property.

 

What do you think…?

In the Mean Time….

Make it a Great Day…!

Ed Favinger, Broker CRS, GRI, SFR, CDPE  916-203-1260